Four Bend residents have been arrested – and at least three face likely deportation as illegal immigrants – following a traffic stop near Terrebonne and a drug raid at a northeast Bend apartment, authorities said Tuesday. Four small children at the raid location were placed in protective custody.
Later Monday afternoon, a search warrant was served at Lopez's home, at 2784 NE Mesa Ct., Apt. 2, Gautney said. Bend Police and Oregon State Police assisted in the raid.
At the time, three adults were present – Armando Quintero-Lopez, 29; Maria Guadalupe Sarmienta-Macjas, 25; and Irma Luisjuan-de la Cruz, 39 – as well as four young children, 2 months to six years old.
In that search, detectives found about 25 grams of cocaine, "in a location that was readily accessible to the children," Gautney said in a news release. Also seized were digital scales and suspected drug records.
We can't allow a little matter like drug dealing to continue to tear families apart. As long as Mr. Lopez is willing to pay back taxes on his drug sales and learn English then he should be able to stay at home with his kids. I'm calling on Bill Sizemore and his giant heart to advocate for this family. This is just tragic.